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WWCT Paignton Zoo

WWCT Paignton Zoo Totnes Road Paignton Devon TQ4 7EU

Paignton Zoo Environmental Park is one of Britain’s top zoos. The 80 acres of naturalistic landscaped grounds are home to some of the planet’s rarest and most amazing animals. Discover all your favourites, like gorillas and orang utans, black rhinos and giraffes, lions and tigers. And be ready for a few surprises along the way, too. At Paignton Zoo the plants are as important as the animals. These were the first combined zoological…

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EAZA Academy: Re-evaluating animal training – are we maximising welfare potential? 26th Nov 2018 EAZA Academy is running a workshop called Re-evaluating animal training –  are we maximising welfare potential? which is aimed at animal…
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From Paignton to Vietnam 24th Sep 2018 Staff from Paignton Zoo and Viet Nature, a Vietnamese NGO, have been swapping tips on how to keep and rear Edward’s pheasant.
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How do baboons clean their teeth? 3rd Sep 2018 It sounds like the start of a joke, but there is real research on baboon flossing being done at Paignton Zoo by a student from the University of Exeter.
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Big Week at the Zoo 28th Aug 2018 A new TV series highlighting the vital conservation work, dedicated keepers and amazing animals at BIAZA zoos and aquariums around the UK.
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Giving the shirts off their backs 15th Aug 2018 Three zoos in the South West are recycling old uniforms to help hard-pressed conservationists across Africa.
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New Curator has local roots 27th Jun 2018 Paignton Zoo has appointed Nic Dunn, previously head of Shaldon Wildlife Trust, as Curator of Mammals.
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Paignton Zoo’s tiny Chinese success story 19th Jun 2018 It looks like a cross between a chameleon and a mosaic. Paignton Zoo Environmental Park in Devon has bred a Chinese crocodile lizard for the first time.
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Out-dormice: Hazel dormice are released to the wild 14th Jun 2018 The Wildwood Trust, Zoological Society of London and Paignton Zoo collaborate to release hazel dormice.
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Big Bug Bonanza 2017 12th Dec 2017 Big Bug Bonanza (BB) is a bi annual campaign organized by the Terrestrial Invertebrate Working Group (TIWG). In 2017 BBB ran from the 6th to the 13th…
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Trust project wins UN cash 8th Nov 2017 A Devon conservation charity’s flagship project in South East Asia has been awarded a major United Nations grant.
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Call the midwife… a toad 19th Oct 2017 This tiny amphibian is a Majorcan midwife toad. A breeding group has been set up at Paignton Zoo Environmental Park as part of Europe-wide efforts to save the species.
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Harvesting as a tool for avian translocation 3rd Oct 2017 Paignton Zoo aimed to develop a method of harvesting and hand-rearing wild cirl bunting nestlings and use this method to establish a self-sustaining population in Cornwall.
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Showcasing the science behind Britain’s zoos and aquariums 20th Sep 2017 The British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA) will be heading to New Scientist Live – a national festival of science taking place at London’s ExCeL from Thursday 28 September to Sunday 1 October.
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When is a chicken not a chicken? 13th Sep 2017 Today is Mountain Chicken Day, a nationwide initiative to raise awareness of the mountain chicken frog, a large, Critically Endangered amphibian endemic to the islands of Dominica and Montserrat.
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Caught on camera 13th Sep 2017 Camera-traps are remotely operated digital cameras triggered by motion and temperature. The commercial availability of affordable camera-traps since the…
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Facing up to the fungus 13th Sep 2017 Emerging infectious diseases are now recognized as one of the primary threats to human and ecosystem health. Several of the diseases most damaging to…
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What would you feed a gorilla? 13th Sep 2017 Primates (monkeys, apes, lemurs etc) are traditionally regarded as relatively easy to feed in zoos but there is growing recognition that inappropriate diets contribute to several health problems.
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By the book 13th Sep 2017 Many of the species housed in zoos and aquariums, particularly those with in situ conservation partners and declining wild populations, are managed on a regional or international scale through breeding programmes.
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The Zoo hits CBBC 15th Aug 2017 National TV is putting a magical new twist on life at Paignton Zoo. The Zoo is a major new children’s comedy series starring the vocal talents of actor and comedian Hugh Dennis and a team of comedy voice artists.
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Big Bug Bonanza 15th Aug 2017 Every second year, BIAZA's Terrestrial Invertebrate Working Group organizes Big Bug Bonanza which took place from the 7th of August until the 13th of August 2017.
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Second “corpse plant” set to flower 24th Jul 2017 The second of two huge smelly flowers is getting ready to bloom at Paignton Zoo in Devon.
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Whitley Wildlife Conservation Trust hosts BIAZA Native Species Conference 4th Jul 2017 A major Devon conservation charity has hosted a key national conference. The Whitley Wildlife Conservation Trust hosted the BIAZA Native Species Working Group 2017 annual conference on 27th and 28th of June 2017
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Zoo’s poison frog world first 8th Jun 2017 Paignton Zoo Environmental Park has become the first zoological collection in the world to breed an endangered Peruvian frog.
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Life’s a beach at Living Coasts! 6th Jun 2017 One Devon conservation charity is doing its bit for Torbay by organizing regular beach cleans.
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Love Your Zoo: the Movie! 30th May 2017 One conservation charity has produced a set of fun videos featuring staff, students and volunteers to mark Love Your Zoo week 2017.
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Whitley Wildlife Conservation Trust highlights illegal pet trade 18th Apr 2017 Using National Pet Month to throw a spotlight on the dark side of the international pet trade.
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Charity bottles it 23rd Mar 2017 A major regional conservation charity has bottled out in aid of wildlife. The Whitley Wildlife Conservation Trust has stopped selling single-use plastic drinks bottles.
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South West charities launch global zoo science project 13th Mar 2017 Two local zoological organisations have joined forces with one of the most prestigious names in academia to work on a huge conservation project evaluating the scientific evidence for zoo animal management.
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Investigating lumpy jaw in macropods 20th Jan 2017 Lumpy jaw is a leading cause of death in zoo-housed kangaroos and wallabies worldwide. The aim of this research is to determine the housing and husbandry requirements that will prevent and/or reduce outbreaks of lumpy jaw in zoos.
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Great big rhinos make great big donations 17th Jan 2017 Paignton Zoo's Great Big Rhino Project has made crucial donations of cash to wildlife conservation on two continents. The Project is to give £60,000 to support work in Africa and South East Asia to protect rhinos in the wild.
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Devon zoo keeper helps African Sanctuary 7th Sep 2016 Paignton Zoo's Tom Tooley travels to South Africa to help raise penguin chicks.